Burnout and Sleep

  • Burnout is a common occupational syndrome characterised by feelings of exhaustion, cynicism and low personal accomplishment at work
  • Burnout affects people emotionally and physically, and their behaviour can also change
  • While closely related, burnout and stress are different phenomena, and it is

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Obesity and Sleep

Things you need to know about Obesity and Sleep

  • Not getting enough sleep increases the risk for obesity by altering processes that promote weight gain
  • Weight loss is more difficult to achieve in individuals who report short sleep times
  • Sleep loss combined with inappropriate timing of eating

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Healthy Sleep Practices for Shift Workers (Sleep Hygiene Tips for Shift Work)

As a shift worker, it can be difficult to get enough good quality sleep, which can impact health, wellbeing, job performance, and safety. The following guidelines are designed to provide shift workers with advice on healthy sleep practices, which can improve sleep during rostered periods of work

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Things you should know about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is evidence-based and the first line treatment for insomnia
  • CBT-I is a multi-component treatment that usually includes a combination of education, behavioural and

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Cerebral Palsy and Sleep in Children

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common form of childhood disability in Australia. It is a permanent, physical disability that affects movement and posture. It occurs due to some type of injury affecting the developing brain, but there are multiple possible causes, and for some children with

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Mental Health and Sleep

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Sleep and emotional well-being

The saying ‘they got out of the wrong side of the bed’ is often used to describe someone who is moody, irritable or hard to get along with on a particular day.  This saying shows that people understand that there is a relationship between how you slept and

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Epilepsy and Sleep

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Epileptic seizures during sleep or shortly after awakening

Some types of epilepsy produce seizures during sleep or soon after waking. Many of the sleep related epilepsies commence in childhood. One of these, epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes, produces recurrent seizures, of which

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Autism in children and sleep

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1. What is known?

From an early age, children on the autism spectrum are at higher risk of poor sleep than typically developing children. Studies suggest that up to 80% of autistic children may have sleep difficulties at some time in childhood. For many children, these sleep problems can

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Hospitals – Towards better sleep while in hospital

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Sleep is important for recovery

Sleep will help your body repair itself and build immunity.  Being rested may also help you manage your pain more effectively.  A hospital stay can be an emotional and upsetting time for you and your loved ones, and having quality sleep helps everyone

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and using CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

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       1. Can CPAP worsen COVID-19 if I have it?

There is no evidence to suggest continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy will worsen COVID-19 if you have it.  Positive airway pressure therapies are commonly used in the treatment of severe lung

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Mindfulness and sleep

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Is Mindfulness a treatment for Insomnia?

The practice of Mindfulness, designed with a focus on sleep, provides an opportunity to create the mental space needed to allow sleep to come back.

Mindfulness meditation may be effectively combined with other strategies to change behaviours that might

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